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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:48 PM

New Mexico ends qualified immunity

Source: MSN.com

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed a bill Wednesday ending qualified immunity for all government workers, including police.

Grisham signed the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, which ends the use of qualified immunity as a defense for depriving a person of their civil rights, her office said.

Qualified immunity shields state and local police from civil suits unless they violated a clearly established constitutional right, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

New Mexico is the first state to end qualified immunity for all public bodies, the New Mexico House Democrats said on Twitter. However, it is not the only state to end the practice in some capacity.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-mexico-ends-qualified-immunity/ar-BB1fp8kE



I am so happy about this. Finally, nobody is above the law.

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Reply New Mexico ends qualified immunity (Original post)
duhneece Apr 7 OP
Faux pas Apr 7 #1
luckone Apr 7 #2
Roc2020 Apr 7 #3
duhneece Apr 7 #6
chillfactor Apr 7 #4
duhneece Apr 7 #13
marble falls Apr 7 #5
duhneece Apr 7 #15
Karadeniz Apr 7 #7
SheltieLover Apr 7 #8
CanonRay Apr 7 #10
duhneece Apr 7 #16
colsohlibgal Apr 7 #9
TygrBright Apr 7 #11
duhneece Apr 7 #17
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 7 #12
duhneece Apr 7 #18
alittlelark Apr 7 #14
duhneece Apr 7 #19
Dawson Leery Apr 7 #20
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 7 #21
yourmovemonkey Apr 8 #22
keopeli Apr 8 #23
equite Apr 8 #24

Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:53 PM

1. YES YES YES!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:54 PM

2. Kick !

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:03 PM

3. whoa. That's significant

and progress

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:26 PM

6. It really is. Makes me wonder why our republican county is so bass-ackwards nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:14 PM

4. Being I live in New Mexico...

I am thrilled to see this happen

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:09 PM

13. Makes us proud of our state!

Marijuana is legal and this! Both are huge and will have a powerful positive effect on our future.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:22 PM

5. About time. Cops in particular need to face justice.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:10 PM

15. Exactly.

No one should ever be above the law...especially our law enforcement.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:29 PM

7. Great job, New Mexico!!!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:31 PM

8. Good!

They should ALL end this!

Make police buy professional liability insurance like every other profession.

Insurance companies would vet them & refuse a great many!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:52 PM

10. I always carried private insurance

because I didn't trust my bosses to have my back. Never needed it, thankfully.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:11 PM

16. Hopefully the other states will follow soon

God, I hope so.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:15 PM

9. Hope This Is A Trend

Also proud of the State I was born in, you go New Mexico!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:54 PM

11. HOPING this helps with the festering sore that is the ABQ Police Dept... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:12 PM

17. Be still, my heart...

I don't know how they got so very bad...but they did. I'm not seeing much/enough improvement with federal oversight.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:57 PM

12. Good!

Yet another reason I'm so glad I live in New Mexico.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:13 PM

18. Me, too. nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:10 PM

14. Happy Dance !!!!!!

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:13 PM

19. I'm happy from my feet up...

...and back down again.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:14 PM

20. This should have never been.

Crush their "unions" (who never once stood with actual unions) next.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:42 PM

21. Thanks for posting this

You go New Mexico,let there be justice and fairness!!!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:49 AM

22. Congratulations New Mexico. Thanks for leading the way.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:51 AM

23. Thank you all Democrats across our state and Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham!

This directly impacts my family and friends, not to mention myself. Our oppressive policing has left a pallor across the state over the past 20+ years.

Honestly, it feels like we are gaining "a freedom"! I know that sounds weird, but calling it a right doesn't have enough emotional punch. Encountering law enforcement around here is frightening...and I'm white!!! I've always believed that accountability is what has been lacking. This "qualified immunity" loophole is what has attracted white supremacists and racists to become law enforcement officers.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:17 AM

24. immunity

cruise citizens bammeat! It's way too long getting done. But Nice Going New Mexico. I believe no one is, above the law. But those maki g and enforcing or laws should be the example if how law abiding they are as an example. The should obey the the law ultimately better than the citizens, yet those people are usually criminals themselves

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